Mandolin Fret Dress and New Nut

I acquired this Fullerton “A” style mandolin a few years ago when one of the big retailers was closing out the brand. It’s a nice instrument overall, well constructed and for the price was a great way to learn some mandolin. What I’ve found lacking was the fret-work. So here we go, getting down to brass-tacks and doing a pretty thorough fret dress.

Changing Strings: String Winding/String Snapping

String winding is the kind of thing that, done right, can have a real impact on how your guitar plays, and more importantly – stays in tune.
Follow along and learn how to change your strings, wind them on the posts and then snap them to remove slack for the best tuning stability and long string life.

Tuning The Guitar

Explore the tuning methods shown in this tutorial, and decide which method works best for you. This tutorial covers the basics of tuning by fretted notes, using an electronic tuner, and using natural harmonics.

Quick Nut Fix

If you’ve ever worked on your nut, you know how easy it is to go a little too far in the search of comfortable low action ending up with some string buzz. The nut can waer down in time, or you may notice a pinging sound when tuning up or playing. Fortunately, there is a quick fix that can get your guitar up and running again in just a few hours